Having celebrated their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, The Cure today announced a new single-day rock festival they’ve curated and will headline called Pasadena Daydream.
The 10-band event will be staged at Pasadena, Calif.’s Brookside at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, August 31 and will also feature Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle and Kaelan Mikla.
With The Cure and frontman Robert Smith at the helm, Pasadena Daydream will include several bands like Deftones, Mogwai and The Joy Formidable who also performed at Meltdown 2018. 13 days after closing that festival with an epic 28-song set on Sunday, June 24, The Cure celebrated their 40th anniversary at London’s Hyde Park with a career-spanning show laden with hits and deep cuts alike before a capacity crowd of 65,000-plus.
According to Rolling Stone, the band took inspiration from that performance and will endeavor to apply the same atmospherics and feeling to Pasadena Daydream.
“Hyde Park was a fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical,” frontman Robert Smith said in a statement. “And we wanted to create something with a celebratory vibe for the summer.”